Revisiting the philosophical foundations for recreational therapy: An imperative for survival
Keywords:recreational therapy, therapeutic recreation, philosophical positions
AbstractThe establishment of a philosophical orientation for the field of recreational therapy has been a pressing issue for decades. The article addresses the historical foundations of the field and the evolution of the philosophical orientation debate. Contemporary social, health care, and legislative issues are addressed.
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